PREVIEW: DANSKE BANK WOMEN'S PREMIERSHIP MATCHDAY 9

We enter matchday nine in the Danske Bank Women's Premiership with Linfield Ladies still commanding a five point lead at the top of the table.

The Blues travel to Seaview to face Crusaders Strikers looking to continue their seven-game winning streak as they threathen to stroll their way to the league title.  A Kirsty McGuinness hat-trick helped Linfield to a 4-0 in in April in the reverse fixture.  However Crusaders Strikers, despite their relately poor league position, had an excellent 2-0 win away to Sion Swifts last week.

Second-placed Cliftonville Ladies face Glentoran BU at Crumlin as they hang on to the coat tails of Linfield in the hope they can capitalise on any dropped points.  With only one defeat in their eight games so far, the Reds would like to repeat their 3-1 win against GBU in April with Trudi Harbinson netting a hat-trick.

There is nothing to separate the sides as Mid-Ulster Ladies host Sion Swifts at the Mid-Ulster Sports Arena. Both sides sit in mid-table on 10 points and played out a tight affair in April with a solitary goal from Zara O'Hagan enough to give Sion Swifts the win. 

The bottom two meet at Newry Showgrounds as the champions host Derry City Ladies.  A win for the Candy Stripes would close the gap to two points on Newry City Ladies but getting three points is something that Derry City have failed to do so far this season, losing six of the eight games and drawing the others.  An Eimear-Marie Callaghan goal in the last minute snatched a draw for Derry City in the reverse fixture in April.

Danske Bank Women's Premiership

Wednesday 29 June, 730pm

Cliftonville  v  Glentoran BU

Crusaders Strikers  v  Linfield Ladies

Mid-Ulster Ladies  v  Sion Swifts Ladies

Newry City Ladies  v  Derry City Ladies